Eternity - Auckland Premiere Announced

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

Alex Galvin`s Eternity will have its Auckland premiere at Rialto on Wednesday, 17 April. The sci-fi/thriller held its NZ premiere in the Hawkes Bay, where the film was partially shot, and has played at a number of overseas festivals.

It had its World Premiere at the Saint-Tropez Film Festival (where it had the highest attendance of any film at the festival); won the Special Jury Prize at the California Film Awards and screened at the Boston Sci-Fi Festival.

In May it will screen at the Cannes des Antipodes, as part of the Cannes Film Festival, and has been nominated for four awards for July`s Madrid International Film Festival. ??Shot and posted in New Zealand and Hong Kong, Eternity will continue to play at Rialto, Auckland after the premiere and have a limited national release. Selected cast and crew will attend the Auckland premiere.

Tickets are available from Rialto (09) 369 2417

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Mt Zion: kicks off well in Australia

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2013

Mt Zion, the story of Turei (Stan Walker) and his band of bros who pick spuds while dreaming of playing support for Bob Marley's 1979 NZ concert, opened last Thursday in selected cinemas in Australia.

In 13 cinemas spread through Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, the opening weekend box office was $105,000, which put it in No 2 position on the screen average charts (second to Oz the Great and Powerful). At the Pacific Fair Event Cinema on the Gold Coast, Mt Zion was the No 1 film, following a sold-out opening night premiere on March 14.

Meanwhile, in New Zealand in its 6th weekend of release, the box office take increased by 6 percent over the previous weekend. The New Zealand total is now $1.216 million, which puts Mt Zion at No 14 in the Top 15 all-time NZ films at the NZ box office, just behind Scarfies.